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Greek music composer Spanos dies at 85

Greek music composer Spanos dies at 85

Prominent Greek music composer and songwriter Yiannis Spanos, credited as being one of the founders of the so-called “new wave” of Greek music in the 1960s, has died. He was 85.

Spanos began his career in the early 60s and penned a series of hit songs over the next four decades while also collaborating with major Greek performers.

Up until his death Thursday he had been busy preparing for a series of concerts.